Custard is an edible Powder like substance that can be prepared and consumed (eaten) in Liquid form like pap. Custard is usually white when it is raw but turns yellow when water is added and prepared for consumption. There are so many varieties of Custard now in the market e.g the Chocolate Custard, vanilla Custard, Strawberry Custard, Yellow custard e.t.c
Custard is a very common food in Nigeria today. It can be Prepared and eaten with beans, beans-cake (akara), “Moimoi” and can also be eaten ordinarily with milk and Sugar added to it once prepared. Custard has a long life shelf. That is, it can stay for a very long period of time without getting spoil.
However, it is good to know that custard is more nutritious than pap simply because it contained some additional nutrients. Custard is 100% made up of powdered edible corn starch (Use also for pharmaceutical products) which is produced mainly from Holland, China and India.
USES OF CUSTARD
Custard Powder is mainly for human consumption. Any body can take Custard, whether young or old. Except if you don’t like it like myself.
PRODUCTION OF CUSTARD
There is nothing much involved in the Production of Custard. No special knowledge or degree is required to engage in Custard Production. Anybody can produce custard. The materials required to start off the Production are cheaply and readily available in the market with the startup capital of around
TOOLS NEEDED TO START CUSTARD PRODUCTION
MIXING TANK – This is needed for mixing your edible corn starch. You are good to go with the biggest or largest plastic drum in the market. However, it is preferable to use aluminum tank, although its expensive.
SMALL PLASTIC – This is needed for premixing process. Here, you mix your liquid ingredients such as Vitamin, Flavors with a little bit of starch before pouring into the big mixing plastic drum.
SEALING MACHINE – Used for sealing your nylon packaged custard.
WEIGHING MACHINE – This is used for weighing each of the ingredients.
MATERIALS/INGREDIENTS FOR PRODUCTION OF CUSTARD
- Cornstarch———–4 kg
- Sunset yellow——-0.5 kg
- Flavor——————-1 ml
- Tertrazine————-0.5 kg
- Vitamins (essential ones)—1-3 %
- Skimmed milk (Optional)-2————–4%
- Salt (optional)——-0.1-0.5%
- Sugar (optional)——–3%
- Take aside like 30% of the entire corn starch
- Add the sunset yellow, flavor, Vitamins, skimmed milk, Sugar, salt and tertrazine to it (that is to the 30% corn starch set side)
- Blend very well together
- Pour into the remaining cornstarch and mix properly together. Then package for use.